Adoptive Parent Group

Talking to friends and family about adoption during the holidays)The Adoptive Parent Group is open to parents of teens ages (11-18 years old.) For parents with teens enrolled in either the NYC or National Teen Mentoring Programs, this group is included in registration. For parents who do not have teens enrolled in the program, registration is open session by session throughout the Mentorship year, September-June. We hope you will join us!

2020-2021 VIRTUAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE (ET) Parent Group
Fall Semester 2021

Date Time Activity Description
September 23rd 6-7:30pm Welcome Event – Introductions Welcome, Introductions
October 21st 6-7:30pm Back to school How has the new school year been so far? What are some challenges and successes you’ve experienced?
November 18th 6-7:30pm Adoption Day Adoption Day
Focused conversation about what being an adoptive family looks like in your home. How do you identify?
December 16th 6-7:30pm Talking to friends and family about adoption during the holidays The holidays can be tough, often the conversation of adoption comes up with family and friends, how can we best navigate this? How do we talk about this with our immediate family?
January 13th 6-7:30pm Advocating for your child How can we best advocate for our kids, in school, medically, within your community and within your families? What does it mean to be an advocate?

Spring Semester 2022

Date Time Activity Description
February 17th 6-7:30pm Identity Day Virtual event with Urban Word based in NYC (New York City) to facilitate a fun and creative way for parents to think about their identity and create their own narrative using expressive words and methods.
March 17th 6-7:30pm Tough Topics What are some tough topics that come up in your home? How do you navigate this? Does adoption, or the adoptee narrative come up frequently?
April 14th 6-7:30pm Adoption Day A spin on the classic family tree that we all are asked to do in school. As adoptive parents our family tree may consist of others outside our family. Including friends, neighbors, doctors and other support systems.
May 12th 6-7:30pm Adoptee Short Adoptee produced film focusing on their personal experience
June 9th 6-7:30pm End of the Year Celebration End of the year Celebration



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